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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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My Ibanez Gio STAINED Refinish Project. Pic heavy!

Well I'm just like a some of you that buy and sell $1000+ guitars every month or two. This guitar however I will always keep. My first guitar, my crap Ibanez Gio. That is, was crap.
This guitar wen't through some adventures. The first time I tried to refinish this green and it came out horrible. haha.
This time I put in the effort to do a proper refinish. A natural finish on this cheap of wood must immediately cause you to think its a bad idea but it turned out quite well with a nice wood grain :-0.
I used a heat gun to get off the nasty green finish.
Rough:





But I continued hard at work sanding and more sanding. then fine sanding(unfortunately I don't have a picture of the final product before staining). Anyways, I finally got it sanded down enough to where you could see a good bit of the grain.
By the way this is the first time I had ever Stained a guitar.
I chose the color "Colonial Maple" for the stain. It turned out a lot darker than I expected but I love it!
I then clear coated it with spray on polyurethane.
To make the sound much better after I was done, I threw in a Dimarzio PAF PRO(which is black but a white cover is coming in as I'm typing this) in the bridge, and a Dimarzio YJM in the Neck.
I put in a set of German made Schaller tuners.
Fender 5 way switch and a fender 500K pot.
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ONCE AGAIN THE BLACK PAF PRO WILL BE WHITE SOON!
haha I hate the black.
I might be ordering a black Ibanez Fixed bridge to replace that semi floating one on there now. I have it locked down anyways though(screwed in the springs really far)

Stays in tune amazing and Sounds Great! Got it put together today!
Anyways, heres the pictures!:




Just thought I'd share the fun I had refinishing this guitar.
I might post a video sometime on how it sounds.

Let me know what you think!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 11:33 PM
 
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Re: My Ibanez Gio STAINED Refinish Project. Pic heavy!

wow that looks really nice!

That makes me want to try to stain my squier I'm working on now lol.

What kind of wood is that?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My Ibanez Gio STAINED Refinish Project. Pic heavy!

Thanks! I think its Agathis. Maybe Cheap ALder?
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Re: My Ibanez Gio STAINED Refinish Project. Pic heavy!

Awesome job on a gio
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks!
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Re: My Ibanez Gio STAINED Refinish Project. Pic heavy!

very nice job!!!
1st guitar=1st love for ever...
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Re: My Ibanez Gio STAINED Refinish Project. Pic heavy!

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1st guitar=1st love for ever...
I have so much trouble explaining that to people who don't play
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Re: My Ibanez Gio STAINED Refinish Project. Pic heavy!

there's no need to do that.
we know and that's enough....
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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Re: My Ibanez Gio STAINED Refinish Project. Pic heavy!

thank god my first guitar was an 89 tele, dont need to sand that baby down and try to make excuses for it, shes pretty fricken sweet, otherwise nice finish man, get an ibanez logo for the headstock tho, (might have to refinish it with a logo tho)
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